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Wyke Farms Ltd is a family run company based in the heart of the Somerset cheddar-making region.  The art of traditional cheese making will never be lost on the Somerset farm where the Clothier family have been making cheddar in Somerset since 1861.Today, Wyke Farms is one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 13000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 150-year-old recipe.

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  • Wyke Farms is one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning recipe.
  • Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain.
  • The Wyke Farms brand is the 4th largest brand in the Cheddar category and the only independent company in the top 10 cheese brands with retail sales of over £60 million.
  • Wyke remains a truly traditional family business. Ivy’s grandsons Richard and Tom now run the cheese making operations with their father John, whilst her other two Grandsons David and Roger run the family dairy farming operations. The four grandchildren share Ivy’s passion for cheese making where flavour, texture and taste are paramount. They believe that this attention to detail is the reason that their cheese has won more awards at national cheese shows than any other.

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22 Nov 2019

Young Talent from Wyke Farms Announced as ‘Eden Cultural Ambassador’

Bruton, Somerset, Friday 22nd November 2019: Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and producers of renewable energy, celebrate with team member Daniel Botezatu, as he is named as the ‘Eden Cultural Ambassador’ for 2019.

‘Eden’ is a dairy education initiative driven by the UK dairy industry. The programme allows students to split their time between working in industry (in this case at Wyke Farms, Bruton) and Reaseheath College. Successful students will start their dairy industry careers with either a Foundation Degree Qualification for Dairy Technologists or an Advanced Apprenticeship for Engineers. The aim is to produce world class talent for the industry.

Daniel has been named as the ‘Eden Cultural Ambassador’ for his work over the past year. It is awarded to the person that best represents the Eden values of: Passion and Pride, Pioneering Attitude, Integrity & Respect, Shared Learning and Community Spirit.

Daniel said: “Eden is a great opportunity for people within the Dairy Industry to grow and further develop. It’s currently an apprenticeship and combines an efficient way of learning through study and practice. Wyke Farms have given me the opportunity and resources to grow as an individual, prove myself professionally and progress academically.

Rich Clothier, 3rd generation family member and Managing Director, says: “Wyke Farms has always been a place where learning is encouraged, we have and always will place great emphasis on fostering and nurturing young talent.”

Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar to their secret family recipe for over 150 years and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain selling over 15,000 tonnes annually to over 160 countries around the world.

Wyke Farms have over 150 years of family farming experience. Wyke Farms’ cheese and butter is made with the milk from their cows grazing the lush pastures of the Mendip Hills in the centre of the Cheddar making region in Somerset.

The Wyke Farms products are available nationwide and can be found in Asda, Co-op, Makro, Sainsbury’s Tesco and Waitrose.

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